We'll be there with cold weather veggie starts: Arugula, Asian Greens, Peas, Lettuce, Kale, Bok Choy and Salad Bowl planters.
Acclimating Your Plants before planting them in your garden
WeeBee Farms takes pride in selling you plants that are ready for
planting today. However, during periods of extreme weather, we need to
protect the plants in the greenhouse and they may need re-acclimated to
the outdoors. Or you may have kept your plants indoors or in the shade
for a few days and will need to harden them off yourself before
Cold weather plants
(lettuce, kale, broccoli, peas, etc) Plant these in April!!!!!
Acclimating your plants to the outdoors is extremely important to their
survival. Because plants usually are grown in greenhouses, they've been
pampered. They need to be introduced slowly to the elements of wind and
intense sun. The cold temperatures don't bother the plants as much as
wind and sun. Once fully hardened off they can take quite a bit of snow, and cold down to 10 or 20 degrees.
Initially, you will put plants outdoors only for short periods of time,
perhaps for an hour. (If you see it wilting, put it back in the shade
for a while). You'll want to set them in a semi-shaded area of the yard.
Gradually, you will increase the time plants are kept outdoors; you
also will gradually increase their exposure to sun. After 6 to 8 days,
these plants will be ready for the outdoor life.
Do not cut back on watering. Plants that are in small pots dry out very
quickly and need to be kept moist. Plants are also more susceptible to
heat and cold in their small pots. Once in the ground, the soil will
moderate the temperatures.
It's a good idea to transplant on a cloudy day or in the evening, when
the plants won't get full exposure to the hot sun on their first day in
the ground. Water the plants and planting hole deeply.
Hot Weather Plants
(Basil, Tomatoes, Peppers, Cucumbers, Squash, Beans)
We don't plant our tomatoes or basil out until May 31st, Peppers a week
or two later. They will die at 32 degrees, and they do NOT like cold
ground temperatures, especially peppers. We have been successful at
growing tomatoes and peppers for 16 years. We are in Boulder County 10
miles north of Boulder. Boulderites may be able to get away with
planting a week or so earlier.